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Hot or Cold Water?

Updated: Jul 26

What's in bathing? After all, we all take showers or baths. Questions regarding water temperature have been running around for a while; which is better? Hot or cold? Of course, both have their advantages and disadvantages. In this blog, closure on the question will ease individuals' questioning minds.

Firstpost, an international news and ideas network from India, published an article on individuals that took slightly warmer baths, had good health status, got better rest and sleep, and had lower levels of stress with higher levels of happiness. Firstpost also noted that bathing in warm water improved mental and physical health. And during cold winter days, people with joint pain benefited greatly from warm baths. Warmer water has an effect of healing that helps those with inflamed joints and muscles. The flip side is taking a cold bath is the same as taking a hot one. Ironically, the benefits are nearly the same, according to Healthline. Cold water has a similar effect as hot; cold water can ease depression, help tired muscles recover quicker, benefit the immune system, and improves circulation.

Deciding on the water temperature is a matter of choice. What is essential is to know your body; if you want a pleasurable experience, and cold is for you, great. Always start with lukewarm water; rising the temperature is at your discretion.

Soaps Creams & Things is offering a recipe for your bathing enjoyment. This recipe works well in cool or warm water. As we approach colder weather, many like to soak in bath water. Although bathing can be a ritual or part of a tradition, or whatever one’s stance is on bathing, most would agree that bathing is an essential part of life.

The Toxin Eliminator Bath recipe nourishes the pores because the blend of ingredients is a twofold benefit: it cleans out pores due to natural ingredients that feed cells. In this recipe, the essential oil combines five oils. These give the recipe five times the power of detoxification. In addition, it has five times the power to cleanse; it has five times the power to absorb more nutrients through the pores, and five times protection, hydration, and the nutrients that the skin needs to stay strong and healthy during the harsh winter months.

Toxin Eliminator Bath

2 handfuls Epsom salt

1 handful of pink Himalayan salt

8 drops Basil

10 drops Grapefruit

6 drops Juniper

10 drops Lemon

6 drops Oregano

Toxin Eliminator Bath Essential Oil Blend and Bath Salts are available on our website:

Epsom salt in this recipe is not salt; it is a naturally occurring mineral of magnesium and sulfate, part of the earth’s mantle layer. Time-tested Epsom salt nutrients, magnesium, and sulfate get absorbed through the skin. As a result, it has a natural remedy for regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes to improve health and reduce inflammation within the body, helping with optimal muscle and nerve function and preventing arteries from hardening. In addition, Epsom salt is a natural detoxifier that helps ease headaches and migraines.

Pink Himalayan salt is an ancient salt that goes back 250 million years. It was mined in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, mainly in Pakistan, when the Himalayan mountains were forming. When used in bath water, this excellent mineral relaxes and calms, eases aches and pains, improves sleep quality, treats skin conditions, soothes insect bites, and replenishes minerals within the body.

One of the five essential oils used in this recipe is basil essential oil. It energizes the mind and intensely cleanses while removing impurities from our skin. Basil essential oil is also a skin toner. Grapefruit essential oil has a refreshing scent. However, it also has powerful antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Juniper essential oil helps regulate hormones, improves skin conditions caused by hormonal imbalances, and leaves the skin healthy with more even tones. Lemon essential oil kills bacteria that may get trapped in pores that cause breakouts like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Oregano essential oil is a powerhouse oil. Oregano oil improves skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis, and fungal infections. This essential oil is also an anti-inflammatory, kills yeast bacteria, and soothes the discomforts of insect stings and bites.

The bottom line is don't get frostbite or don't burn your skin. When it comes down to which is best, both hot and cold work well.

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